CASE-ing the Catty - Holiday Section

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! Today is our 7th Anniversary - how time flies when you're having fun!

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Holiday Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card above. I love cards with strips, as they are a great way to showcase beautiful coordinating patterned papers and a great way to use up the many strips that are left over from other projects. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the design, but instead of adding the strips directly to the card base, I cut a piece of Basic White and then added my strips to it.  I used the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper, which has a great range of dark and light small prints which is perfect for this style of card. Of course, I had to add some bling, so I have used a couple of narrow strips of the new Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion starting on 3 August. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can see the lovely Be Dazzling Specialty Paper in the photo above. It is actually tiny gold hexagons, that will remind you of Glomesh, if you're of the age to remember that, lol.  I recommend you use a sharp blade on your trimmer and cut with the paper shiny side down, to get a good result. I added a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine under the greeting and then popped up the panel on the Soft Succulent card base.  I stamped the stocking in Basic Gray and then coloured it with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends. I thought it looked a bit wishy-washy so I put it back in the Stamparatus and stamped over the top with Evening Evergreen and love how it looks. I added a couple of cute die cut holly leaves in Shaded Spruce and berries in Real Red using the Christmas Trimmings Dies and a trio of stars cut from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have kept it simple, with a strip of the stacked designs on the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Now I have something a little extra for you, seeing it is a special occasion, with a sneak peak of another new Sale-a-bration product! I have made another card using the same layout with the lovely new Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper. I've chosen to just use the prints with the Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand colours, with a couple of strips of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Strip Card| Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I added the strips directly to the card base, which is a quicker option if you're making a lot of this design. I fussy cut the deer from another sheet of the Peaceful Prints paper after rough cutting and adhering it to a piece of Basic White first. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Strip Cards with Peaceful Prints & Tidings of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Isn't it amazing how different the cards look with a bold versus muted colour combo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Soft Succulent, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Peaceful Prints DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler & Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rebecca to see the fab holiday project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Stepped Up Layout

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week our challenge is to CASE a layout and step it up!

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card in the photo above that uses the Timeless Tropical stamp set. 

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This image makes it easier to see the key elements in the layout. It is very simple, but that makes it super versatile and you can use a lot of different elements to create the embellishment identified by the circles. 

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Using patterned paper is one surefire way to step up a card and today I've used the stunning Magnenta Madness design from the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background on my card.  It has gold foil highlighting the design which is styled on the patterns you get using alcohol ink. Only this way, all the hard work is done for you and no mess! For the horizontal strip, I've used the gold foil and white striped design and edged it with a narrow border of the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the smaller flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set for my embellishment, which I've stamped in Magenta Madness and then cropped with the coordingating Artistic Dies. I love the detail and depth in the shading from the DistInktive™ style stamps. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to temporarily push the ink down, so you can enjoy all that lovely depth. I've stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce ink and cut some of the smaller elements from the large detailed die in the Artistic Dies set, that I cropped from Basic White.  The 'hello' greeting was heat embossed in white on Magenta Madness card stock and then cropped with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I added a trio of white Elegant Faceted Gems

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used a mat of Magenta Madness for the writing panel and a strip of the gold and white striped design on the right. On the writing panel I have partially stamped the inky-look image on the edge in the Magnenta Madness and then added another flower and white detailed elements in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the gold foil detail in the patterned paper designs.

 

Project Details
Stamps Artistically Inked
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Magenta Madness, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
 Ink Versamark, Magenta Madness, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Artistic Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her super cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Die Bundles

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Die Bundles on pages 156-161 of the Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the project above using the Color & Contour Bundle. I've use the fabulous nested dies, but decided it was a good opportunity to ink up the stamps as well. 

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If you're not familiar with the bundle, the photo above shows the range of scalloped rectangle dies in the set, plus the lovely pierced scalloped border (visible in the sample project) and 2 outline dies for the single flower and flower stem images from the stamp set. Plus, there are 5 greetings in nice scripty fonts.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
I started by stamping and die cutting multiple flowers in Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather and Mango Melody. I stamped a few other colours as well and then decided on these three for my card. For the Polished Pink and Mango Melody flowers I used a teaspoon to push the ink down into the pad before stamping the fill image over the top of the outline. Of course, you can also stamp off, but I find this method easier and more reliable in terms of ink coverage. I decided on a Gray Granite backgound for my flowers and used the gorgeous Stitched Greenery Die to create the  lovely stitched leaves. I was going to add some foliage but you get the leafy feel with this background die, while keeping your card clean and simple.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

For my greeting, I used the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies, which cuts a line along the edges and pierces each corner.  Sometimes the cut line can open slightly on the long sides, but I find using Thick Basic White holds together better and if you want to be really sure, put a line of narrow double-sided tape on the reverse. I stamped a greeting from the Best Year stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on the label.  Rather than ribbon, I used White Baker's Twine around the Gray Granite background and finished it with a bow. Then it was a matter of positioning the flowers and popping up the label on Dimensionals. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
For the inside, I used a mat of Gray Granite for the writing panel, which I shortened to add the trio of stamped flowers on the side for a bright pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

 

Project Details
Stamps Color & Contour, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gray Granite
 Ink Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card from the Die Bundles this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my lovely friend Tina to see her fab creation and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Card Featuring Food

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Sandra, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we have a fun challenge to CASE a card featuring food!

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I've recently planted a lot of strawberries, so when I came across the project above on page 44 of the January - June 2021 Mini Catalogue, it popped right out at me. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started by stamping those luscious red strawberries, using Cherry Cobbler ink for the outline and Real Red ink for the body of the strawberry. I like the extra definition you get with the darker ink. The calyx was stamped in Garden Green ink on Pear Pizzaz card stock and for the flower, I used So Saffron ink. All the elements were cropped with the Strawberry Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
It's funny how things evolve when you craft. I was originally going to use one of scalloped rectangles from the Scalloped Contours Dies, so I die cut the white centre panel with one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to fit. I wasn't happy with that, so went to my Pear Pizzazz scraps and found the stitched frame in there and that sent me down a different path altogether!  I dry embossed a piece of Real Red card stock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the back of the Pear Pizzaz frame to add a pop of red.

Using a Blending Brush I added a soft layer of Daffodil Delight to the Basic White rectangle and then positioned all the stamped elements. The first strawberry is adhered flat, the second one is popped up on 1mm foam pads and the third on Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in black and positioned over the bottom strawberry. I added a couple of swirls of the black/white Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and finished with a sweet Bumblebee Trinket.  The art panel was popped up on Dimensionals in the frame and then I adhered the frame to a Thick Basic White card base. To keep the borders in proportion, I increased the width of the card base to 11cm, rather than trim the length by 0.5cm.
Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used the Blending Brush again to create a soft background in the bottom right corner and stamped the leaf and flower spray from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set in Soft Sea Foam ink. I adhered a stamped strawberry over the spray with a white flower over lapping the strawberry.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry Bundle for CASE-ing the Catty | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Sweet Strawberry
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red
Accessories Bumblebee Trinket, Playful Pets Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Stitched Rectangles Die, die cutting machine, Strawberry Builder Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card featuring food, this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Julia's blog to see her yummy creation (we were on the same wavelength this week!) and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Birthday Section

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the projects in the Birthday Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue on pages 60-67. I had lots of ideas and hopes of making more than one card, but surprise (actually no surprise at all, lol), I got sidetracked in the garden this morning.

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This week, I've chosen the project above on page 63 for my inspiration. It is a mini Paper Pumpkin Box with a belly band that has been die cut with the Flower Market Die and an embellished banner across the centre.

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have changed things up to a portrait orientation and created a card from the layout. I started by choosing the large background die from the Potted Succulents Dies set which creates a lovely fine outline design of the succulents.  Green is definitely not one of my go to colours, but I thought this piece of designer paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper worked well with the succulents. I covered a Thick Basic White card base with the designer paper and then adhered succulents background, which was cut from thick Basic White card stock. If you want the really narrow border around the die cut, I recommend that you cut the card stock the exact size of the die as it is very difficult to cut it down later (the voice of experience talking here!). The die cut isn't long enough for our metric sized cards, so I cut it into 2 pieces and adhered the pieces at the top and bottom, leaving the small space in the centre, which is covered by the band.

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I have heat embossed the 'HELLO' greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set in white at the end of the Old Olive strip and then dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder before adhering to the Basic White strip. This is a fabulous set of greetings with both script and block fonts that I know I will be using a lot! At the left end of the strip I added some loops of the gold Simply Elegant Trim and some foliage cut from the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. The 'friend' greeting was stamped on a strip of Basic White with Old Olive ink and I flagged the end before popping it up on Dimensionals and adding the white bow over the top. I finished with the little butterfly on the hello, also cut from the gold metallic paper. 

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have kept it really simple with a Basic White writing panel on the left and a strip of the Old Olive designer paper on the right. I finished with a piece of the foliage die cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies

Stampin' Up! Potted Succulents & Biggest Wish | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Biggest Wish
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Old Olive, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Beauty of the Earth DSP
 Ink Versamark, Old Olive
Accessories Metallic Pearls, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Simply Elegant Trim
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Potted Succulents Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, White EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE from the Birthdays Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Kathryn's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - All Occasions Section

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! After a crazy busy 4 weeks relocating to Queensland, I've got my temporary craft space set up and enough of my supplies handy to create a card for you this week.  I'm looking forward to getting my first proper order from the new 2021-22 Annual Catalogue this week. 

If you've come from visiting Lauren, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the projects in the All Occasions Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. This is a huge section that stretches from page 10 to page 59, so I'm sure you'll find something you will love to CASE.  

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This week, I've chosen the project above for my inspiration. I love the clean look even though there are a few layers and it gives me the opportunity to crack open my Pansy Patch Bundle. The Pansy Petals Designer Paper includes all of the 2021-23 In Colors, so this is a great suite to use with your other In Color products.

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs

I started with a thick Basic White card base and I decided to go for a slightly brighter look with a layer of Pool Party card stock that I dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for some lovely texture. I added the Square Vellum Doily with a strip of double-sided tape on the left side where it would be hidden and then the strips of designer paper from the Pansy Petals pack. The greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set was stamped on a narrow strip (1.5cm) of Basic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs

The Pansy Dies set has a number of dies that cut the leaves and 2 sizes of pansies from sheets of the Pansy Petals Designer Paper. This makes for quick and easy cards if you're short on time. I wanted to add some extra dimension to the large pansy, so I die cut the Freesia and Blackberry Bliss pansy from the designer paper first, then die cut another from Basic White card stock. I cut around the face of the pansy (the Blackberry Bliss section) to create 2 pieces. The Freesia back petals were adhered to the Basic White shape. The front section was shaped with a bone folder to slightly curly the edges and then adhered to the Basic White shape with a Dimensional (go around the top with a Blackberry Bliss marker to cover the white core). I also slightly curled the back petals forward and popped up the finished pansy with a Dimensional. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't really show the fabulous dimension that this gives the pansy. The two smaller die cut pansies and leaves were positioned around the large one to hug the greeting. I finished with a cute little gold bumblebee from the Bumblebee Trinkets on the end of the greeting strip.

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a Pool Party mat for my writing panel and I've added a strip of the Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent striped design down the left side. On the right, I have a small Fresh Freesia pansy in the corner. 

Stampin' Up! - Pansy Patch Bundle | Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Pansy Petals DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Bumblebee Trinkets, Square Vellum Doilies
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Pansies Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE from the All Occasions Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Inspired by Kits

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! I have most of my craft room packed now, preparing for the move north, so this will probably be my last participation for a few weeks. 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from kits in either the Annual Catalogue or January-June Mini Catalogue.  The Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit took my eye when I first saw it in the January-June Mini Catalogue. It has a great 7 piece Photopolymer stamp set with really useful greetings and the colours really spoke to me (yes, it does include pink, of course!). You can see the cards created with the kit in the photo above right.

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As I have limited supplies available now, I've taken the opportunity to use the kit to create a Mother's Day card that I can have ready to put in the post shortly. I've used the card above for my inspiration, staying close to the design and stepping it up a little (although it is already a lovely card!)

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by cutting the front from the leafy card base and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for some lovely texture. I cut a custom card base from Melon Mambo card stock and adhered the panel. The copper foil vellum die cut was adhered to the card base by sponging a small amount of Tombow glue around the edges. Press it down lightly and you will not see any adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Mother's Day greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set was stamped on one of the included copper trimmed labels and positioned on the vellum panel. The floral die cuts were popped up at different levels around the label and I added some leaf die cuts. I finished with a little bow from the new Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and a trio of 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Pear Pizzazz for my writing panel and I've stamped the leaves and flower from the included stamp set along the bottom in Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo ink.

Stampin' Up! Hello Dear Friend Card Kit | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Dressed To Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Dear Friend All Inclusive Card Kit
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Textile 3D EF, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, 1mm Foam Pads (not SU), 

 

We would love to see your CASE of a kit project from either of the current catalogues. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Lauren's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Punch

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring punch. 

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I've chosen to focus on  the Small Bloom Punch this week. It is still available and discounted to $9.20 AUD, so a bargain if you don't have this cute punch your stash. The inspiration projects in the photo above, using the Baskets of Bloom stamp set, show the projects from basic to stepped up. The Small Bloom Punch crops the larger flower images in this set, but is also great punched straight from card stock or patterned paper.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've taken elements from the inspiration projects to create my card. I started with a Basic White card base and then added a layer of Melon Mambo that I dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. For something a little different, I ran it through a second time in the opposite direction to create a linen-like texture. I added a strip of Melon Mambo designer paper at the base with a border of Granny Apple Green. 

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a frame for my art panel with one of  the scalloped labels from the new Scalloped Contours Dies. A piece of wood grain designer paper from the In Good Taste pack was adhered to a piece of Basic White and then cropped with the scalloped die. You can see the lovely pierced detail in the photo above. I used my trimmer to cut the centre from the panel.

For the art piece, I stamped the pot first and then masked it to stamp the stems.  A second pot was stamped, coloured with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut. I wrapped the White Baker's Twine around the pot and finished it with a bow before popping it up over the main panel. The flowers were stamped on a small piece of Basic White, coloured with Stampin' Blends and then cropped with the Small Bloom Punch. I added a Bumblebee In Color Enamel Dot to the centre of the larger flowers. 

The greeting from the Art Gallery stamp set was stamped in black on Granny Apple Green and cropped with a Stitched Rectangle Die. I've popped it up over the corner of the pot and added the Daffodil flower to the end.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a narrow border of Melon Mambo for my writing panel and I've stamped and coloured the large stem and popped up a flower in the corner. A narrow strip of Melon Mambo designer paper was added at the base to finish.

Stampin' Up! Basket of Blooms | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Basket of Blooms, Art Gallery
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, In Good Taste DSP, Brights DSP 
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring punch. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Favourite Retiring Stamp Set

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Lauren, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring stamp set. 

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Page 52 of the 202-21 Annual Catalogue has projects using two of my favourite stamp sets.  As I love colouring, the line images in the So Much Love stamp set are fabulous for lots of different methods of colouring.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
In addition to farewelling this lovely stamp set, I have  a little sneak peek for you. I received some of my new 2021-23 In Color products on Friday, so I decided to use Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends to colour the image. I don't think my photo does justice to the clear, vibrant pink that is Polished Pink. 

I used a Soft Succulent card base and added a layer of Basic White that was dry embossed with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Next is a layer of Sahara Sand paper with the text design that was cropped with the Stitched Rectangles Dies

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the scalloped label from the new Scalloped Contours Dies cut from Sahara Sand and I stamped the dots image from the So Much Love stamp set over it. The greeting from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set was stamped in black and cropped with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die. The coloured and fussy cut flower was popped up over the background elements, with a small bow in the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon to add softness. I finished with a single rhinestone, coloured with the Dark Polished Pink Blends marker.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have a very narrow border of Sahara Sand and I've stamped and coloured a partial image of the smaller flower in the bottom corner.

Stampin' Up! So Much Love in Polished Pink & Soft Succulent | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps So Much Love, Blossoms in Bloom
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand, Neutrals Designer Paper Pack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D EF, Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring stamp set. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Fave Retiring Dies

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from visiting Siobhan, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from our favourite retiring dies. Wow, where to start, lol, there are so many. However, I was truly shocked that my favourite Stitched Shapes Dies are retiring. These have been a crafting staple since they were released as they are so versatile and easy to use.  If you have these dies in your stash, you know exactly what I mean. If you haven't, then I'm sorry to say they are now sold out in Australia.

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So I went a little off piste, lol, deciding I would be inspired by the dies themselves, rather than a particular project from the catalogues. 

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I must be having a fling with purple at the moment, as I've used the 3 shades of purple on my card together with the fabulous black and white designs from the True Love Designer Series Paper. I have a Highland Heather card base and a black mat for the black and white polka dot and striped papers that form the background. I've wrapped a strip of the retiring Purple Tricolor Ribbon around the paper before adhering to the mat.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used the second smallest of the circle dies and the largest of the square dies from the Stitched Shapes set to provide a background for my embellishments. I dry embossed the Gorgeous Grape scrap with the (very sadly, retiring) 3D Subtle Embossing Folder before cropping with the stitched circle. I've left the Basic White stitched square plain, just adding a mat of Highland Heather and slipping the circle between the layers of the corner. I finally managed to break open the Pierced Blooms Dies, which is an amazing set of 25 dies with a huge variety of flowers and leaves, all with the lovely pierced detail.  I masked off the 'gorgeous' from the greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set and heat embossed 'hello' in white on Highland Heather, using a Stitched Rectangle Die to crop it to size.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside, I have mat of Basic Black for the writing panel and a strip of the black and white striped designer paper down the left. I layered up some left over flowers to embellish the corner.

Stampin' Up! - True Love DSP, Stitched Shapes & Pierced Blooms Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The finished card is 13.5cm (5 3/8") square.

 

Project Details
Stamps Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Purple Posy
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Purple Tricolor Ribbon
Tools    Subtle 3D EF, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project using your favourite retiring dies. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rachel's blog to follow the hop and see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!